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Again please, how to open Wordfast TXML with Trados Studio?
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Rutger Cornets de Groot  Identity Verified
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Hi,

I don't mean to impose on the forum but I do need help with this issue that was resolved before but has come up again. I am referring to the thread at How to open Wordfast TXML with Trados Studio? that was started in 2010.

I added the following question 2 days ago but it has not received a response and I am wondering if it has been seen by anybody. So here it goes again with hopes that someone will pick it up. Thanks!

Hi,

Not sure since when but I am unable to translate XML files in Studio 2015 while before this worked just fine.

When I add an XML file to the project wizard it is considered a reference file instead of a translatable file.

I tried the Open Exchange plugin for Wordfast but no luck.

I also looked fot the Sdl.FileType.TXML.sdlplugin file; the path is there but the file is not.

Finally, I tried to create a txml file type myself based on the instructions of Paul Filkin. Still, no luck. All of these have worked in the past so I don't know what's going on. I use Studio 2015 on a Windows 10 machine.

Thanks,

Rutger


 

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Open Exchange plugin works absolutely fine Jun 10, 2017

Rutger Cornets de Groot wrote:
I tried the Open Exchange plugin for Wordfast but no luck.


Most probably you did smth wrong while installing - I would suggest to check.


 

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Check file types Jun 10, 2017

Under options > File types to make sure your xml types are checked. In the left column you can click the type and expand settings. I am not an expert with these settings, but that's where I would start - Studio should be able to handle these.

This might also help:
https://community.sdl.com/solutions/language/translationproductivity/f/172/t/9612


 

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Installing plugin Jun 10, 2017

Thanks both!

You're right, Natalie, the "File Type Definition for Wordfast TXML" plugin is not listed under the installed plugins even though I downloaded and installed it twice now. It's a matter of clicking on the plugin file, right? A dialogue came up asking if a Studio handler should install it. I said yes, and then nothing much happened. It's not listed under 'Additional file types exist'.

As for the xml file types under Options, Lianne, they are all checked...

[Bijgewerkt op 2017-06-10 21:23 GMT]


 

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Could this help? Jun 10, 2017

Rutger Cornets de Groot wrote:

plugin is not listed

As for the xml file types under Options, Lianne, they are all checked...

[Bijgewerkt op 2017-06-10 21:23 GMT]


Hello Rutger,

I stumbled upond this page, could this help (if you haven't seen it yet?)? http://translationtherapy.com/tents-interoperability/

It seems that MemoQ natively runs txml, after loading the txml, getting the bilingual file from there (memoQ mqxliff) and load it into SDL (or not if you have Memo-Q) could be an option maybe, if you're willing to (more steps...icon_frown.gif ).

My bests


 

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Plugin won't install Jun 10, 2017

Thanks Fi2, but the plugin won't install. I think I can narrow it down to that problem. After I hit the downloaded file, it is not listed under plugins, nor is the file type listed under Options or under Additional file types exist.
I think my best bet now is to reinstall Studio and see if that changes anything.

Thanks!


 

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Why reinstalling Studio because of a plugin? Jun 10, 2017

Close Studio.
Locate the file Sdl.FileType.TXML.sdlplugin

Copy it to c:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\SDL\SDL Trados Studio\14\Plugins\Packages\
[Note: instead of 14 put your actual Studio version number, e.g. 11]

Start Studio, and the plugin will be unpacked.

Go to File > options and you will find a link in the filetypes that says additional filetypes exist.
Click on that and select the filetype.


 

Rutger Cornets de Groot  Identity Verified
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Which version number? Jun 10, 2017

Hi Natalie,

I had already uninstalled Studio when I read your message. It is now reinstalled, and I have Studio 2015; however there is no version 15 in the folder C:\Users\RHCdG\AppData\Local\SDL\SDL Trados Studio. There are 3 folders there, 10, 12, and 12.0.0.0. Can you tell me where I should drop the plugin?

Thanks,
Rutger


 

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12 Jun 11, 2017

Folder 12 is for Studio 2015. Folder 14 would be for 2017.

 

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Almost there... Jun 11, 2017

Thanks, Lianne!

I need to ask you to be more specific though, because I see there are folders within the /12 folder: ../Plugins and then either ../../Packages or ../../Unpacked.

Thanks!

Rutger


 

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packages Jun 11, 2017

... as Natalie said...
Makes sense: you move the package, not the unpacked stuff -- just as when you travel....icon_smile.gif


 

Rutger Cornets de Groot  Identity Verified
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YES! Jun 11, 2017

Finally! This works, I have a translatable txml file... And I figured as much re: packages but I didn't want to mess things up...
Thanks very much, Lianne, and all of you!
Best regards,
Rutger


 

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What's the plugin? Jun 11, 2017

Good to hear, Rutger. I just happened to have copied a plugin myself today, the Color Theme from 2015 to 2017.
I rarely translate tmxl's in Studio anymore but I know it works well. What is the plugin that you needed to install for that?

[Edited at 2017-06-11 01:45 GMT]


 

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Plugin for handling txml files Jun 11, 2017

Hi Lianne,
The plugin is called Sdl.FileType.TXML.sdlplugin. Is this what you're asking?


 

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Thanks Jun 11, 2017

I was not aware or don't remember this required a plugin. I thought I was able to open txml's without it, but it has been a while. I downloaded it - just in case.

 
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